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- n. Plural form of hardballer.
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I fully expect a replay if there are major indictments, with David Broder assuming the role of Sidey, Richard Cohen performing his yeoman best to much everything up, etc., and the all the former hardballers going soft, saying that whatever was done to strike back at Joe Wilson is dwarfed by the more important challenges facing us in Iraq, the War on Terror, the Katrina rebuilding, and so on.
Watching Obama's pleasant, happy-faced surrogates go up against Clinton's kneecappers and hardballers is like watching a scrimmage between the varsity and the JV.
My luck, those hardballers from Pittsfield were originally from Toronto!
That is an unacceptable failure for hardballers like Rove and Dick Cheney.
Remember, this is the guy who won the toughest nomination contest in history, and he's got the hardest of the hardballers, Rahm, as consigliere.
But while political hardball may sometimes be fair — much depends on exactly what sort of hardball is contemplated — there’s a separate question: Is it likely to work, in the sense of accomplishing the hardballers’ goals?